I know this isn't the appropriate place to post this, but I just couldn't stop myself after hearing something this big (to me atleast!)! I urge you to read through the following carefully:-(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

There is currently an online petition at Change.org for the implementation of LaTeX in Facebook! For those who don't know what LaTeX is, it's a document markup language-cum-preparation system, that renders mathematical equations beautifully, with the use of simple tags (similar to the ones in HTML).

How beautiful? Well, remember how beautiful the math equations are displayed on Wikipedia? On most math/physics forums, including our PhysicsForums? Just check out some of the posts made by the Mentors here, and you'll see that almost all mathematical posts are rendered beautifully! this wouldn't be possible without LaTeX. Imagine if that were possible in Facebook as well? How much more social could science get? Haven't you ever felt the limitation of not being able to discuss elegant problems with your friends there, for the lack of an equation editor? And what about problems that involved even more serious math, that is almost impossible to present, with the current system there? It would all be so much easier (as opposed to the current "limitless parantheses & odd symbols system") to communicate our scientific thoughts , not just puzzles and curiosities, but serious math-based science, with the implementation of LaTeX!

So, I request the science lovers here to sign this online petition (link at the bottom) for the sake of a more social science exposition, and for beautiful equations! It only takes a minute to sign, and please share the message to your science buddies here, as well as on Facebook, as well. Together, there's hope for a more math-oriented Facebook! :)

And apologies, if anyone has felt that I posted out of context. Thank you for taking the time to read this.

http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitio...of-writing-in-latex-on-www-facebook-com#share

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# To all Math lovers - Petition for implementation of LaTeX in Facebook

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